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“We designed our first XL 106 for the more complex packaging jobs that we typically run, but it was creating a bit of a bottleneck when we wanted to run more standardized jobs. The strategy for the new press is to create an express lane for less complex folding cartons and quickly turn those orders around. This new XL 106 is like a digital press with plates. We’ve just been amazed by the new technology – Heidelberg really hit a home run with the enhanced productivity improvements they’ve made.”

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Jess Hernandez, President
[Vista Color]

It’s incredible how well your products work together. Everything ties together. Your Prinect software works well with your presses and so on. Heidelberg is superior in both quality of the machine and the print quality they produce.”

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Kevin Wix, Vice President
[Valley Printing]

“I can trust and rely on Heidelberg. I feel confident that the product will do what it’s supposed to do, that our machines will perform at a high quality and speed level, and that Heidelberg will take care of me.”

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Bob Stoke, General Manager
[Abbott Communications]

“Bringing Industry 4.0 level automation into our pressroom with Push to Stop has been a total game changer. The unprecedented level of integration of the machine with our workflow has made a tremendous impact to our productivity and has already driven our costs down. Accuracy, speed, and incredibly fast changeovers from job to job – compared to our older machine, the difference has been night and day.”
“Our press operators have taken cues from the way the new machine runs and changed the way they operate the older machines.”

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Greg Moquin, President and Owner
[Moquin Press]

“We can provide so much more with this machine, regardless of the substrate we are working with. It is a whole new offering for us.”
“The Versafire is part of the Prinect workflow, utilizing the DFE RIP from Heidelberg and colour management to our offset operation. [It] is really accurate and easy for our prepress to work with.”

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Jerry Theoret, President and CEO
[Battlefield Graphics]

“The Anicolor is ideal for our market because we can compete in both the digital and offset spaces. We print run lengths down to 100 sheets. By adding the 5-color offset press, we can choose which option (offset or digital) would best fit our customers’ needs. On a recent job, we reduced press time from 16 hours to just 3 by printing offset instead of digitally.”

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David Gagnon, President
[Allura Printing]

“We chose the Speedmaster XL 106 as, with this press, we can push further ahead with digitized print production. We also want to maximize the substrates and the range of jobs we can handle. The press copes easily with packaging printing jobs, such as folding cartons for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food, which amount to 20 percent of our sales. Furthermore, we can also complete commercial printing jobs, such as books, flyers, brochures and business stationery, as well as very short runs for our Printed Easy web-to-print shop, both of which make up 40 percent of our sales.”

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Jon Lancaster, Managing Director
[Falkland Press]

“The Promatrix is exceeding our expectations across the board, and we consistently run at near maximum speeds. We have significantly increased our productivity and capacity, and drastically improved our makeready times.”

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Barry Schwartz, President
[Premier Folding Carton]

“The [Speedmaster CD-102-X] machine has been in operation just over 4 months, and we are consistently seeing more increases as the operators get more comfortable with the technology. On average, the press is beating our production standards by 30%.”

“Heidelberg has been a great partner for us for many years, and [that partnership has] helped us stay consistent with our products. Our customers know that when they walk in the door, we will provide the highest quality work based on the equipment that we have invested in. The decision to purchase the XL 105 in 2007 was tremendous for our business, and this is another decision that we’ve made together as a team to take our business even further.”

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Leron Blanks, President
[Blanks Printing and Imaging]

“We believe that Heidelberg is second to none. Our ongoing partnership is not taken lightly. By joining forces, we gain enormous service and support that is unparalleled in the industry. The availability and responsiveness that we receive allows us to rely heavily on Heidelberg to monitor and troubleshoot any existing or potential issues.”
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Kathy Atkins, President and CEO
[Riegel Communications Group]

“We ended long-standing relationships with certain vendors [some as many as 10 years] to partner with Heidelberg, and we haven’t looked back since. Every Heidelberg product and service is an extension of our commitment to our customers. We believe that our relationships with our customers are only as strong as our relationship with Heidelberg — the support we’ve gained is exceptional and never could have been achieved with another manufacturer.
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Glenn Grendzinski, Vice President of Operations
[eDOC Communications]

“This press exceeds our expectations on a daily basis. The XL 106 came on-site during last year’s peak production season, and it continues to carry the load during non-peak production months. Put it this way, the XL 106 produces the combined volume of 3 other presses each shift.
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Doug McWilliams, Vice President of Operations
[Herff Jones]

“With our old software, our makereadies were averaging an hour and 30 minutes. We have been able to decrease that time down to just 15 minutes and drastically increase our productivity with the Prinect workflow.
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Mike Hartman, Prepress Manager
[Grafika]

“We’re producing around 10,000 signatures per hour—making us 40 hours more productive each week. The capabilities of the Stahlfolder TH 82 have reduced our makeready time to less than 15 minutes and improved our efficiency.”
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Sib Deliberato, Production Manager
[Capital Printing]

“It used to be a struggle getting our monthly publication work out, and the situation created a lot of overtime at the end of the month. We run an 8-hour shift with ease now, due to the higher runs speeds on the Stahlfolder BH 82. The new folder has really helped us cut down on our overtime hours.”
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Gabe Gonzales, General Manager
[Grunwald Printing]

“One of the key advantages of the Linoprint CP is the increase in speed and start-up time. We anticipate a 20% increase in uptime because we will be able to run jobs constantly without limitations.”
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Jeff Majewski, VP Administration
[TCG Legacy]

Heidelberg Performance Plus increased our capacity to do more with the exact same equipment and manpower. We used the added capacity to cover 26 percent more sales in 2014.
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Eric Webber, CEO
[Cohber Press, Inc]

“The [Speedmaster CD 102 with X-Package] enables us to do more in less time, thanks to greatly reduced makeready times. We also expect our growth to accelerate as a direct result of the new press. We now are able to pass on the price savings from which we benefit to our clients in the form of fewer makeready sheets, less time on press for each job, as well as faster press and quality checks.”
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John Henry Ruggeri, President
[SunDance Marketing Solutions]

“Chemfree plates were a natural transition for us. We eliminated both the cost and mess of additional chemistry. We increased our plate resolution from the violet plates. The thermal plates are also imaging much faster, so there’s no waiting around at the press.”
“It was a straight transition from violet plates to thermal plates with no water or ink issues. There was no downtime other than when Heidelberg took out the old machine and put in the new one.”
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Steve Vicknair, President
[Vicknair Printing Inc.]

“This folder was installed at the perfect time. The TH 82 hit the floor right before a big surge in work from our customers. We’ve already seen drastic improvements in our productivity. With our old folder, we would have been faced with substantial overtime costs.”

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Bryan Hall, President and CEO
[Graphic Visual Solutions]

“The service is efficient. The technician stayed with us until the machine was working at peak productivity. It’s important for us to have a technician whenever we need it — I know Heidelberg has that.”

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Gian Franco Cillario, President and CEO
[Eurostampa North America]

“Buying from Heidelberg for the past 15+ years, we already knew the mechanical advantages of the machine, but we greatly underestimated the digital advantages…”
“When we were researching this press, people told us that changing over between conventional and UV would be long and laborious. That couldn’t be any further from the truth. This machine has more than exceeded our expectations as far as changeover times are concerned.”
“When we were looking at the numbers for the CD-X, it was actually a no brainer. This machine pays for itself.”

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Jim Singer, Co-Owner
[Brodnax Printing]

“The automation we have now is what the industry demands. You can’t compete without it. This Speedmaster XL 75 is amazing, but I chose Heidelberg for the press, consumables, special applications, service and follow up. The relationships built are key. The people behind the products are what make the difference. That is worth volumes to me.”

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Chris Fillingham, Owner
[Pinnacle Litho]

“The [CD 102-X] press is perfect for handling our very tight turnaround times and highly critical jobs. We were very impressed with the productivity from our older CD 102 presses, but this technology is even better. What we produced in 2 ½ shifts on our old press, now only takes one shift with the new machine.”

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Wyatt Hogue, VP and Partner
[Adams Lithograph]

“After the success of our first [CD 102] press, we knew that this machine was perfect for our business. However, to stay competitive, we needed newer technology to keep us on the leading-edge. This prompted our decision to explore newer press models, specifically the CD 102 with X-Package.”
“We appreciate the level of integration that Heidelberg provides, and we benefit from streamlining our business with their mix of consumables, service support, workflow and equipment. Heidelberg’s commitment to providing end-to-end solutions aligns with DPI’s dedication to offer high quality and competitive pricing for our customers.”

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Rich Luggiero, President
[Direct Printing Impressions]

“The CD 102-X is exceeding our expectations. So far, we’ve increased our productivity by 30%, and we are confident that we will further improve that to 60% in the future.”

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Darioush Nikravan, VP Sales and Marketing
[Classic Litho]

“We were amazed that the CD 102-X could produce faster than our two older presses combined. In the first year alone, we saw a 40% increase in productivity, which speaks volumes to what this machine can do. Our makeready sheets are also down over 50% with the addition of Prinect Axis Control.”

“We place a huge importance on allowing our product to speak for itself. Our customers come to us because of the value of the products we produce, and Heidelberg has been a true partner in helping us achieve that level of success. Heidelberg has consistently provided our business with results-driven solutions from beginning to end with Prinect workflow, POLAR cutting systems and everything in between.”

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Jack Stoughton, Jr., President
[Stoughton Printing]

“We initially considered purchasing a used press to increase our capacity. After analyzing the cost of manufacturing and assessing the features of machines, the new XL 106 provided the best ROI. Overall, we’re anticipating a 50% increase in productivity and efficiency throughout the shop.”
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Kevin Heslin, President
[Seaway Printing]

“The Americas Tour was by far the highlight of the trip. Heidelberg not only builds the best equipment, they also know how to take care of their customers. Aside from the extraordinary environment, the Print Media Center was mind-blowing. The knowledge and friendliness of the staff and instructors made me proud to be a part of this group and confirmed that we are partnering with the right company.”
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Manfred Nagel, VP of Print Production
[Electric Pencil]

“This machine produces far superior folds. Not only has our quality increased, but we’ve improved our makeready times by 75%, and we are producing twice as fast as we were with our older folders.”
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Harry Jones, President
[Jones Printing]

“The [ND 100] plates have provided faster throughput for plate making and because they are punched, we have faster set-up on the press. The plates are chemistry free and very low maintenance compared to our previous plating system.”
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Joe Dellamano, Vice President of Operations
[Patsons Press]

[Heidelberg’s Prinect Benchmarking Software] enables us to compare our productivity against other comparable XL 75 Anicolor presses. We can see exactly where we can gain productivity and increase efficiencies accordingly.
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Andrew Fuld, President
[4 Color Press]

“Our Speedmaster presses both run 18,000 sheets per hour, so we needed a folder that could keep up. With our Stahlfolder [KH 82], we’re expecting to increase our productivity by 40%. We’ve already reached a 30% increase since our installation.”
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Terry Remaly, Plant Manager
[Hopkins Printing]

We experienced a 20% increase in productivity right off the bat and are expecting a 30% increase down the line [with the POLAR 176].
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Thomas Kappus, President
[Kappus Plastic Company]

“Often, our Speedmaster SM 74 would be backed up with a long-run job when one or more short-run, quick-turn orders came in, disrupting our one-shift schedule. We’ve become more efficient, flexible and productive. Now we simply pull our short-run work off the SM 74 and put it on the Linoprint CV and that’s that.”
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Rob Hartert, Printing Services Supervisor
[Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority]

[Performance Plus] was crucial to identify training gaps, [and to] resolve applications and process issues. We have better printers and quality processes as a result.
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Niels Winther, Chairman and Managing Partner
[Think Patented]

“The [CD 102 with X-Package] will allow us to decrease makeready times and run faster print speeds. With higher throughput and less downtime, we expect to increase our productivity by up to 60%.
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Masoud Nikravan, President
[Classic Litho and Design]

“The reason we went with Heidelberg on our latest digital press was not only a testament to the capabilities of the machine but also to our long standing relationship with Heidelberg. I only have one call if I’m having a problem with any of my machines, and someone is there to help me over the phone or is scheduled to come in right away. Their service team is simply unparalleled in the industry.”

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JohnHenry Ruggieri, Managing Partner
[SunDance]

“We’ve been a Heidelberg shop for 96 years. You always know what you are going to get when you buy a Heidelberg. It wasn’t in my interest to go for anything other than a Heidelberg machine.”

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Pete Rengel, Owner
[Rengel Printing]

“We initially turned to Heidelberg because as a long-time customer, we’re comfortable with the products and the service the company provides. But after taking time to research the other available options, Heidelberg was the best fit for us.”
“We expect significant gains to our productivity across the board. For the prepress workflow, we believe it will be as much as 100% more productive than our existing system. With the interconnected JDF workflow and smoother estimating system of Prinect Business Manager, we’re being conservative in saying it will be 30% more productive than our former MIS.”
“We believe that investing in new technology will help to lower our costs business wide. As the backbone of our expansion plan, a highly automated system like Prinect will help us achieve our sales goals without increasing the number of personnel we need to hire. We expect to be able to produce more work for more customers with the same amount of people we have now.”

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Bill Blair, Sr. VP & General Manager
[Geographics]

“We’re anticipating significant improvements all around. We estimate an 80% increase in capacity, a 90% reduction in changeover time as well as substantial decreases in downtime and makereadies, ultimately reducing overall costs.”

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Fred Braswell, Sr. Director of Operations
[Columbus Productions]

“Before, we were lucky if we could get 30,000 copies out of our machines before a serious service call was needed. The Versafire CP just plows through work on a daily basis. We needed something faster and more reliable — this machine is performing up to standard.”

“Our old machines could only print up to 12 pt. stock; we’re now able to go up to 18 pt. and also print larger sheet sizes (up to 13 x 27½ inch) along with textured stock. We give our customers more options with faster turnarounds and bring more work in-house.”

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Chip Anderson, Owner
[Powder Horn Press]

“This press will double our productivity, and cut our turnaround times in half. The added capacity will help us bring in more business from current and future customers.”

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Paul Letto, Vice President
[Paulson Press]

“With this [Speedmaster XL-106-L-P-L] press, we’ll be able to add 60% more capacity to our plant. For our business to grow, we knew it was time to invest. This machine not only allows us to improve throughput, and get our product to the bindery faster, but will also reduce makeready times and waste — all while remaining competitive with our pricing.”
“We initially landed on a used press that fit our requirements at a cheaper price. However, after analyzing the capabilities of this machine, our customers’ demands, and the tax benefits of the investment, we realized that the cost of the new press would be more than offset by the benefits we will gain from this technology.”

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Darrell Moore, President
[Modern Litho]

“We have a niche market of around 2,000 sheets. Our turnaround times have improved from 3 days to just 24 hours.”

“We are very excited to be able to print with white [and clear] toner [on the Versafire CV], which we have been using in many areas. Not only that, but we can print heavier stock (up to 16-pt.) and run longer sheet sizes (up to 27.5”), which has helped us gain new customers and bring in more work from our current customers. We no longer have to send these jobs out to other printers; we can print them in-house — making our customers very happy.”

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Ron Naas, President
[Frisco Printing and Graphics]

“We were looking to add to our existing range of 40-inch offset presses, and we felt that the XL 106 provided the best value in the market.” In just over 3 months of production, the press counter is already showing 19 million impressions, and the company intends to further increase throughput by running shifts 24/7.
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Jim Hammer, President and CEO
[Hammer Packaging]

“The Americas Tour was an experience of a lifetime. The Print Media Center is a glimpse of how your dream shop could be. Seeing the amount of technology available in all of Heidelberg’s presses and postpress equipment, as well as the automation created in its workflow, was an eye opening experience to what the future of print is shaping up to be. Heidelberg has made its systems to fit each individual shop, customizing everything to your particular production needs.”
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Ricardo Garcia, Vice President
[Hera Printing]

“We’ve been researching other inkjet printers for the last 4-5 years. The Primefire 106 is, hands down, the best quality we’ve seen at the end of the press.”
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Stacy Warneke, President and CEO
[Warneke Paper Box]

“We’ve already noticed valuable increases [from our workshop with Heidelberg Business Consultants] in efficiency in prepress and press, and improvements on what we’ve implemented so far — our stats continue to improve month by month.
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JohnHenry Ruggieri, Managing Partner
[Sundance Marketing Solutions]

The Multicolor Toolset has given us the opportunity to reduce the number of spot colors printed on press with 7-color process. The system also gives us the ability to make better color decisions with our customers up front. As a result, customers receive predictable color from proof to press, while we benefit from reduced makeready and fewer press changeovers.
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Amy Jungerberg, Prepress Manager
[Inland]

“We’ve gone from an hour and 30 minute makeready time to just 15 minutes. We have doubled our hourly output on both folders [Stahlfolder TH 82 & Stahlfolder KH 82] and have greatly improved our manufacturing times.”
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Hank Fox, President
[Fox Group]

[With the POLAR DC-M] we’re experiencing a higher quality cut and improved precision four times as fast. Our efficiency has accelerated as we’ve gone from cutting one corner at a time to cutting all four corners at once.”
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Ark Andoun, VP Operations
[Zoo Printing]

“The Linoprint CV accommodates a larger, thicker sheet, and the clear coating capability gives our printed pieces a good-looking surface finish.
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Gary Cayce, President and Owner
[Mount Royal Printing and Communications]

We’ll save up to one million sheets this year alone. That’s also one million sheets we won’t have to de-ink and recycle. The XL 75 Anicolor lowers the barrier to entry in terms of cost, while we get a leg up on the competition, because we can produce unique and unusual products affordably. Our clients love that, and that inspires us to be more creative with this marvelous tool.”
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Nick Detomaso, CEO
[Jakprints]